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Cannes do attitude

By March 16, 2010News

Not only does Boris have to make decisions on a daily basis concerning the future of London, but an important part of his role is that he is also London’s representative whenever an important event comes round.

This week, Bozza has worn both of these hats.  Firstly, he has approved one of the biggest planning applications in London’s history to create a brand new ‘town’ at Brent Cross. The Mayor said on approving the scheme, “This is another great example of pushing ahead with major development and infrastructure improvements to create jobs, and boost the capital’s economic growth, while transforming the quality of life of thousands of Londoners. The scheme will bring a new vitality to a part of the capital in need of regeneration.”

Secondly, the Mayor gets to have a nice little jaunt to Cannes this week to fly the flag for London at Mipim, the property conference.  Along with representatives from other major cities, Bozza has to schmooze with the movers and shakers in the property business to secure as much investment as he can for the city.

Bozza will point to a survey of over 300 firms which indicates that ninety per cent of international companies are satisfied with London as a place to do business. This will be one of the main points of a speech BoJo will make at the Mipim conference this week.

Still, if you’re going to have to do property deals, you’re better off in Cannes than Brent Cross, right?

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